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Happy New Year 2017

wangarri-mathai-large-facebookWishing you a new year of hope in action.

“Dr. Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004
and founded the Green Belt Movement.  In its citation, the Norwegian
Nobel Committee noted Professor Maathai’s contribution to sustainable
development, democracy and peace.”

“The Green Belt Movement (GBM) has planted over 51 million trees
in Kenya. GBM works at the grassroots, national, and international levels
to promote environmental conservation; to build climate resilience
and empower communities, especially women and girls; to foster
democratic space and sustainable livelihoods.”

For more information: http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/wangari-maathai/biography

A Free Fall All

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all fall down red size 150 with borderDancing and twirling to the music of a choral octet, and then falling down with glee, the children in my illustrations got into the spirit of UC Berkeley’s Free Fall All –  musical venues around the campus free to the public. I was waiting in line to see the free concert by The Alexander Quartet.  Cal students suddenly showed up and entertained the waiting crowd by singing a cappella. These kids showed up too, and were wildly enthusiastic, getting into the music with abandon. Their “in the moment” shenanigans inspired the illustrations, which started as chunky charcoal drawings in ocher, and evolved with color and collage.

The Storybook Makers Illustration Exhibition

A wonderful exhibit of children’s book illustration is coming to the Village Theatre Art Gallery in Danville, CA. I am pleased to be part of the exhibit. The opening reception is May 1, from 5-8PM. 9x6_FRONT_storybook_makers2Other events include:

9x6_BACK_storybook_makers2Hope to see you there!